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the presidential race could not be any closer. it all could come down to tonight. president obama and mitt romney will face off in their third and final debate. both candidates will be trying to break the tie. the debate will be taking place tonight at lynn university in boca raton, florida. that's where steve handelsman joins us. >> reporter: we've already got a surprise here at boca, jim, in terms of what we expect from the debate. you said it, it could come down to this debate. just a few months ago, nobody figured that. this was shaping up as either lopsided, after all, any president has more experience in foreign affairs, and not a sleeper, but not anymore. and in this stays it makes it all the more a high stakes drama. president obama arrived in florida trailing by 2%, down five points since the first debate. >> florida could easily go for romney. >> reporter: national hi now it's a tie. >> if the president can get the enthusiasm from hispanics and young voters, he can win election. >> reporter: governor romney will be in the clash or foreign policy. he's sure to press on libya charging the
battleground states could lead to a victory for the obama side or the romney side, that both those guys, and their running mates today are visiting all the battleground states they can. mitt romney and paul ryan swing state tours started in colorado. they split up. romney going to nevada. where he trails by three points. but claimed he's closing in on the president. >> he's out of ideas. and out of excuses. and in november you'll put him out of office. >> reporter: ryan went to ohio, where he and romney closed a five-point gap to one. >> mitt romney and i believe in true compassion in upward mobility. >> reporter: colorado could be key. last night outside denver thousands cheered the republican ticket. the obama lead in this state has disappeared. to slow the slide, barack obama will visit five swing states. >> we're going to pull an allnighter. >> reporter: starting in iowa, where his lead is down to two points. >> iowa, you know me. you know that i say what i mean. >> reporter: he charged governor romney with bait-and-switch. >> the bait is, the promise that his plan creates $12 milli
in of bruce springsteen campaigning for president obama in charlottesville, virginia. with just two weeks to go, both campaigns are doing everything they can to sway swing voters, especially in battleground states like virginia. steve handelsman joins us from another battle ground state right now. he is in deerfield beach, florida. there campaigning to the music, steve. >> reporter: hi, pat. thanks. good evening from deerfield beach, florida. it is a battleground state, not a war zone. in this, the biggest of the swing states, la night's debate helped make up some minds and helped motivate supporters of both candidates. president obama tried out his closing campaign argument in del rey beach. charging romney can't be trusted. >> everything he is doing right now is to hide his real positions and try to win this election. and florida, you know me. you can trust that i say what i mean. >> attacking me is not an agenda. >> reporter: but at the debate, the president did. >> both at home and abroad he has proposed wrong and reckless policies. >> reporter: he mocked mitt romney's concerns about
in economic growth. but mitt romney and president obama argued over whether the glass is half full or half empty. steve handelsman joins us live from capitol hill with the latest. steve? >> reporter: pat, thanks, good evening. a reminder, no republican has ever won the white house without winning ohio. and this year's nominees campaigning like he thinks that's still the rule. mitt romney took a break from his ohio marathon and went to iowa. >> we're going to create 12 million new jobs in just four years. we'll see rising take-home pay. and we'll get america's economy growing at 4% a year, more than double this year's rate. >> reporter: the former governor has improved his poll numbers because, since the first debate, more voters like him. >> mitt romney used to be upside down in terms of his likability. that's no longer the case. >> reporter: back in lebanon, ohio, a pretty town in the key swing state -- >> that's true. >> reporter: -- these sisters sell furniture. kathy voted for barack obama in '08 but decided to switch after she went to see mitt romney. >> i believed his promises, and t
cuban villages are still cut off from rescuers. president obama is getting regular briefings about hurricane sandy. the white house is urging everyone to monitor weather reports and be prepared in the days ahead. >>> let's head straight to meteorologist veronica johnson. what do we need to know, v.j.? >> thanks, jim and pat. sandy is a hurricane 2. again, its winds right now at 105 miles per hour. very, very strong hurricane. we're going to see the storm system weaken a little bit. today the eye not quite as apparent. but it is expected to then strengthen again after a little weakening takes place. here's a look at the track of hurricane sandy. it will make its way on up toward the north, getting very close to the east coast and now for areas from the mid-atlantic through new england, that's where the track is even more to the west, as we head into tomorrow. impact on mid-atlantic to new england sunday through monday, possibly even tuesday. here's what we know now. sandy moving more inland. a higher probability with it likely to see some power outages and flooding. right now a mode
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